Yep, happened to me too! I ordered one the first week they had them back in stock....it arrived...no ding. I called CS, they sent me another one and told me to keep the defective one....new one arrived....no ding. So I took one with me when I went to Chicago this spring and found a sweet employee at AG Place who helped me open a couple of the typewriter sets till we found one that dinged. I now have one that dings and one that doesn't and there is a definite difference between the light "ding" that the functioning one makes and the muffled little "thump" that the defective one makes. But, with all that said, even if I went through 20 of them and couldn't find one with a functioning "dinger", the set is so stinkin' cute that a broken "dinger" would not be a deal breaker! I love the weight of the little typewriter, it feels very sturdy and substantial.
Post by Jami'sdolls on Dec 11, 2010 15:12:44 GMT -5
If you have Kit or are thinking of ever having her, I think this is a must have piece. I picked several up today at AG Place in NYC because of it is probably going to be retired and I do not want to have to hunt it down on Ebay. I picked one up for my niece for the future too. Neither of us have a Kit.
The typewriter looks wonderful on Kit's desk It really makes a wonderful display set. As everyone else says, the typewriter is a very nice AG piece. I think it is worth every bit of the $22 it cost. The accessories are so cute.
The red ribbon really makes it a festive piece. Brings back memories of the typewriter I got one year for Christmas. Since both my brother and I used our typewriters prolifically, this item is an AG piece that is probably the most representative of either of us. I wish I had kept an old non electric typewriter for myself.
Though sold out online/phone order, some stores still are carrying it. I left 4 on the shelf at the NYC store. If you have this item on your list, it is definitely worth getting now by calling individual stores.
Hi, I received my typewriter today from a very kind board member and am very pleased! Just two quick questions: How do you move the carriage back? Just with your hand? Whenever I do, there's a sound that sounds like something's wrong, but it's the only way I see how. Do they all come with red bows tied around? It's not a big deal; I can always just buy red ribbon, but I was just curious...
Best historical accessory ever! Love this one. I'm not sure what prompted me to pick this up last summer, but I did and I'm so glad. I love all the detail put into it and how it relates to Kit's story. I mean there's even a picture of "The Schnoz"! The best part is that it dings when it gets to the end. I get a kick out of that.